Markets & Finance

Higher Forecast for Cox Communications


Date

Company

FY-End

Prior

New

Comment

11/4/2004

Anadarko Petro

Dec-05

5.2

6.55

Higher than expected price realizatins

Andrx Corp

Dec-05

1.5

1.2

Worse than expected generic pricing

Banco Santande

Dec-05

0.87

1.02

Improved fee revenue

Cox Communicat

Dec-05

0.67

0.78

Revised operating outlook

Gerdau S.A. AD

Dec-05

2.45

3.75

Higher sales, better operating margins

Mentor Graphi

Dec-05

1

0.75

Co. guidance

Qwest Communicat

Dec-05

-0.3

-0.38

Continued margin pressures

Rockwell Autom

Sep-05

1.9

2.2

Strong customer capital investment

Textron, Inc

Dec-05

3.05

3.75

Production efficiencies

11/3/2004

Ballard Power

Dec-04

-1.25

-1.05

Cost controls & cash mgmt

Brink's Co

Dec-05

1.67

2

Strength in international operations

Interpublic Gr

Dec-04

0.4

0.1

Q3 loss includes noncash charges

Interstate Hot

Dec-05

-0.15

-0.05

Strength in corp housing revenue

Maguire Proper

Dec-05

1

0.5

Reduced occupancy

Ohio Casualty

Dec-05

1.8

2

Improved underlying underwritng trends

Premcor Inc

Dec-05

4.55

3.9

Updated oil & gas price projections

Reliant Energy

Dec-05

0.45

0.35

Lower retail gross margin

Trinity Indust

Dec-04

-0.05

0

New sales orders contracts

11/2/2004

Alpharma Inc

Dec-05

0.8

1

Intensified pricing pressures

Commscope Inc

Dec-04

0.4

0.55

Lower tax rate

Frontier Airl

Mar-05

-0.11

-0.69

Reflects fuel prices, worsening yields

Natl Semicondu

May-05

1.05

0.82

Revised sales & margin assumptions

Neurocrine Bi

Dec-04

-0.11

-0.69

Due to timing of milestone move

Noble Energy

Dec-04

5

6

Lower prodctn costs, highr Intl volume

Protein Desig

Dec-04

-0.67

-0.51

Better than expected Q3

SWS Group

Jun-05

0.65

1

Interest income, lower compenstn costs

Tenet Healthca

May-04

-0.12

-0.17

Higher bad debt expense, lower volumes

11/1/2004

China Unicom A

Dec-04

0.6

0.52

Lower operating outlook

IVAX Corp

Dec-04

0.8

0.71

Worsening competitive pricing pressure

LTX Corp

Jul-05

0.77

-0.57

Management preannounced lower earnings

Quixote Corp

Jun-05

0.48

0.54

Margin performance this quarter

SK Telecom ADS

Dec-04

1.4

1.8

Stronger than expected Q3

SPX Corp

Dec-04

3.19

2.19

Rising costs, shrinking margins

Tele Norte Les

Dec-04

1.3

1

Higher interest expense


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